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Current Show (September 28, 2016):

Discussed by Nika Maples
with Nika Maples (www.nikamaples.com)

Part 1 of 5

Dr. James Dobson often says, “Half of all people right now are in the middle of a life-crisis. The other half are either coming out of a life-crisis, or will be in one tomorrow.”

Author Nika Maples has been through the valley and came out standing – which is a miracle because she was never supposed to walk again after she experienced a devastating brainstem stroke. She never gave up hope, though – the hope that she received from the Bible and God.

Nika reminds us of the story of Joseph and his willingness to keep going through a negative circumstance because he knew that God was in control. And then there was a man named Jonah, who spent three days in the belly of a whale because he was disobedient to God’s call. We all know the end result of that story, as well. “God didn’t take Jonah’s ministry away. He blessed it!” Nika says.

People didn’t do anything special. “Jesus did it all,” Nika declares. “He works best when we rest.” Listen in as Nika Maples shares more positivity from the Bible in this first segment and the hope we can cling to as we wait patiently and obediently on the Lord.

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Discussed by Nika Maples
with Nika Maples (www.nikamaples.com)

Hunting Hope”,  by Nika Maples, offers hope to people of all ages who are facing the unknown. When she suffered a stroke in her 20’s, she didn’t know what the future held. Her family and friends saw her laying there, helpless, and weren’t sure how to react or what to do to help her. Nika says, “My encouragement to you [the people on the sidelines] is to be reading Scripture over your friends, even when they aren’t around.”

The bible is sharper than a double-edged sword. There is power in Scripture. Nika suggests texting or emailing a friend or loved one who is suffering a Scripture or a prayer, letting them know that you are thinking of them. Just reaching out with a simple sentence or two can do wonders in the healing process.

Nika also discusses how fear and anxiety can sometimes be overwhelming, especially to Christians. Satan uses tough circumstances to shake our faith. “The enemy is not preoccupied in hurting us,” Nika believes. “He really wants to rob us of comfort and promises.” But God always finishes what He starts! Amen for that!

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Discussed by Nika Maples
with Nika Maples (www.nikamaples.com)

Nika Maples believes that it doesn’t matter what causes suffering in one’s life nearly as much as what suffering causes in one’s life. “A lot of times when we go through something difficult, all we focus on is ‘Why Me?’” she says. “And that becomes a very distracting question.”

The result of a “Why Me?” attitude is disappointment, bitterness, and jealousy. The more important question is: “What are you using this for in my life?” If you rely on the Lord to help you through, you will receive immeasurable gratitude and humbleness.

So many people are hurting right now. When you are in the middle of a painful situation, it is hard to see the light of the end of the tunnel. Listen in as Nika offers a hopeful response to those who may not believe that their suffering will ever come to an end.

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Discussed by Nika Maples
with Nika Maples (www.nikamaples.com)

In this fourth segment with author Nika Maples, she reveals her favorite Biblical example of a Hope Hunter.

There is much encouragement that this person offers to us. I don’t want to give anything away, so you just listen for yourself!

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Discussed by Nika Maples
with Nika Maples (www.nikamaples.com)

Galatians 6:9: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

So, how can you become a Hope Hunter? Nika says that the most important thing you can do is “surrender your ending”. God knows the outcome. He can be trusted. As sinful humans, we often become frustrated with not knowing the end result. We want a “quick fix” to our problem. Sometimes that is just not in God’s plan.
Nika also encourages everyone to dig into God’s Word – no matter if you are in a hard circumstance at this moment or not. Put encouraging Scriptures everywhere – use post-it notes, use it as a screen saver on your phone or computer, use a dry-erase board. “You will be face-to-face with what God says about your situation and not what you say about your situation,” she declares.

When Nika Maples was paralyzed, she clung to the following verse. Maybe you need this Scripture for a hardship you have been facing for a long, long time. May it bring you comfort. Romans 8:18: “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

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Discussed by Pastor David Fleming
with Champion Forest Baptist Church (www.ChampionForest.org)

Day 3

This week, we are airing a special “Brunch with Pastor David Fleming”. Class members asked Dr. Fleming a plethora of questions, which he answered unscripted.

Questions/Issues Discussed:

The final question yesterday to Dr. Fleming touched on reaching the unbeliever with the Bible. “Tell them the Gospel. Don’t get lost in Leviticus,” Pastor Fleming says. “It’s called the ‘Grand Metanarrative of God’s Redemptive Activity’. Jesus is right in the middle of history.” To find out what he means by this statement, listen in!

Is death the great equalizer? In other words, is death the end of everything? Pastor Fleming uses Job and Solomon to explain his answer.

Does Pastor Fleming believe in pre-destination? Does he believe in the idea of “the elect”? Note: The answer is not as complicated as you might think! He will continue with his answer tomorrow, so listen.

Pastor David Fleming encourages you to visit Champion Forest Baptist Church in NW Houston this Sunday! CFBC has Life Groups classes (Sunday School) for all ages and walks of life, including Mark Lanier’s Biblical Literacy Class, as well as several service times and locations to choose from. For more information, click here.

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Discussed by Terry Lowry
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